Singapore image via Shutterstock. Skyrocketing prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers

Skyrocketing prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers

This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. Leading overseas real estate expert Andrew Batt has told Singapore TV there is a lot of money being invested in foreign property and it will go ......
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
smith_ron_icny2014 How to ID international referral partners and present yourself as an authority

How to ID international referral partners and present yourself as an authority

Ron Smith, co-founder and president of Leverage Global Partners, says one key to building international partnerships and referrals is by conducting research that not only helps you identify where potential clients are coming from, but which allows yo...
By Inman News | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
delayne_darla_icny2014 Don't let language and cultural barriers kill international deals

Don't let language and cultural barriers kill international deals

Darla Delayne, head of referral and relocation for Coldwell Banker Bellmarc Group, has some tips for working with clients from other cultures. First, Delayne says, get a face-to-face conversation going — it goes a long way in developing trust, ...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Shanghai image via Shutterstock. 'Boots on the ground' may give broker a leg up in China

'Boots on the ground' may give broker a leg up in China

I’m now in month two of a four-month assignment looking into the logistics of opening a Macdonald Realty representative office in China. To recap, we have gone to China as a response to demand from our clients. In the first month after our arriv...
By Jonathan Cooper | Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Canadian flag image via Shutterstock. Canadian Realtors boost projections for 2014 home price gains

Canadian Realtors boost projections for 2014 home price gains

Canada’s property market is set to perform better than previously thought, with average prices rising 3.8 percent during 2014 to $397,000. Prices are also expected to increase 1.1 percent on average in 2015, says the Canadian Real Estate Associatio...
By OPP Connect | Monday, April 7, 2014
Lee_Linda_ICNYC2014 Tips for landing Chinese clients and getting them to the closing table

Tips for landing Chinese clients and getting them to the closing table

Linda Lee, a San Diego-based broker with Keller Williams Realty Inc., says that if you want to land Chinese clients, you’re not going to find them on YouTube and Facebook. Lee recommends using WeChat and Weibo to reach Chinese clients ......
By Inman News | Friday, April 4, 2014
Schmerzler_Barbara_ICNY2014 Helping 'silent millionaires' realize their dream of owning a second home overseas

Helping 'silent millionaires' realize their dream of owning a second home overseas

Barbara Harlib Schmerzler, owner and lead broker of Westport, Conn.-based U.S. Homefinders Inc., says “silent millionaires” — people “who worked very hard to accumulate wealth, but not multimillions” — can have a h...
By Inman News | Thursday, April 3, 2014
Choynowski_Janet_ICNY2014 Master global SEO and capture the Hispanic market

Master global SEO and capture the Hispanic market

Janet Choynowski, founder and CEO of Immobel and Real-Buzz Group Global, says the trick to mastering global SEO is understanding that would-be international clients are probably not using Google, and they’re probably not searching in English. T...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Marco Island, Fla. image via Shutterstock. WikiRealty 'virtual town square’ with a mix of local insights and data

WikiRealty 'virtual town square’ with a mix of local insights and data

A new real estate website that claims to offer the ideal mix of subjective local information and objective market data has been launched. The WikiRealty website at www.wikirealty.com covers Naples and Marco Island, Florida, and Milwaukee, Wisc., b...
By OPP Connect | Friday, March 28, 2014
Screen shot of meiaoju.com homepage. Meiaoju.com serving up U.S., Australian listings to Chinese buyers

Meiaoju.com serving up U.S., Australian listings to Chinese buyers

A new overseas property website just launched in China claims to be the first to concentrate on Australia and the United States. The Chinese-language site, meiaoju.com, aims to provide quality listings, real estate information and high levels of c...
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, March 26, 2014
rojas_eleanore_icny2014 Reputation management, international style

Reputation management, international style

Real estate brokers and agents are well acquainted with the concept of reputation management — making sure that online conversations about the services they provide are presented fairly and in the best possible light. For real estate profession...
By Inman News | Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Miami image via Shutterstock. Latin American buyers heat up Miami market

Latin American buyers heat up Miami market

This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. Prime property in Miami Beach is fetching up to $50 million, says an international agent. Overseas buyers from Latin America, who are looking for secure investment...
By OPP Connect | Friday, March 21, 2014
cooper_jonathan Understand where your foreign clients are coming from

Understand where your foreign clients are coming from

Don’t take it for granted that you need to know a foreign language to understand where your international buyers are coming from, says Jonathan Cooper, vice president of operations at Macdonald Realty Group. The Vancouver, British Columbia-base...
By Inman News | Friday, March 21, 2014
Sunrise image via Shutterstock. Re/Max's international site lets buyers set price range in their native currency

Re/Max's international site lets buyers set price range in their native currency

Real estate franchise giant Re/Max has rolled out a global property search widget on its international listings site that allows visitors to enter their price range in their native currency, and see homes for sale that fit their price range ......
By Inman News | Thursday, March 20, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. Thijs Stoffer named managing director of OPP Group

Thijs Stoffer named managing director of OPP Group

The OPP Group has appointed one of the overseas property industry’s leading figures, Thijs Stoffer, as its new managing director. Stoffer, who has several high-profile global roles in the sector, plans to continue the growth of the leading overseas...
By OPP Connect | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Immigration image via Shutterstock. Demise of the 'millionaire visa' program no crisis for Canadian real estate

Demise of the 'millionaire visa' program no crisis for Canadian real estate

By Jonathan Cooper and Daniel Scarrow Last month, the Canadian government announced the termination of the Immigrant Investor and Federal Entrepreneur programs. This canceled the applications of approximately 65,000 individuals who were on the waitin...
By Jonathan Cooper | Monday, March 17, 2014
Singapore image via Shutterstock. PropertyGuru aiming for IPO in next 18 months

PropertyGuru aiming for IPO in next 18 months

Singapore’s online property website PropertyGuru is growing its property listings and visitor numbers and is aiming to launch on the stock market in the next 18 months ......
By OPP Connect | Thursday, March 13, 2014
International image via Shutterstock. ListHub, ListGlobally partner to provide international exposure for US listings

ListHub, ListGlobally partner to provide international exposure for US listings

Listing syndicator ListHub says it’s signed a new agreement with ListGlobally that will give U.S. agents and brokers additional exposure for their listings on international listing portals. ListGlobally claims to be the industry’s largest...
By Inman News | Tuesday, March 11, 2014